MA Hughes

Lecturer in Physics

School of Computing, Science & Engineering

My initial research focused on doped glasses and crystals,[1-13] these dopants included transition metals, rare-earths and semi metals including bismuth and lead. I made several important discoveries including first vanadium doped glass with optical emission covering the entire telecommunications window [3], and the broadest ever reported emission from a bismuth doped glass [6]. I also have a background in non-linear optics from my work in fabricating waveguides with a femtosecond laser in a high optical nonlinearity material[14] and studying the propagation of telecoms wavelength pulses through these waveguides[15]. I have observed surface plasmon resonances in Ni nanoparticles formed by exposure of a Ni doped glass-ceramic to femtosecond laser radiation[16]. I later investigated the elmore...

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  1. Hughes, MA ORCID: 0000-0002-0877-5279 2007, Modified chalcogenide glasses for optical device applications , PhD thesis, University of Southampton.
  2. Hughes, MA ORCID: 0000-0002-0877-5279 2016, 'Silicon-Modified rare-earth transitions - a new route to Near- and Mid-IR Photonics' , Advanced Functional Materials, 26 (12) , pp. 1986-1994.
  3. Fedorenko, YG and Hughes, MA ORCID: 0000-0002-0877-5279 2015, 'Electrical properties of bi-implanted amorphous chalcogenide films' , Thin Solid Films, 589 , pp. 369-375.
  4. Hughes, MA ORCID: 0000-0002-0877-5279, Homewood, KP, Curry, RJ, Ohishi, Y and Suzuki, T 2014, 'Waveguides in Ni-doped glass and glass–ceramic written with a 1 kHz femtosecond laser' , Optical Materials, 36 (6) , pp. 1604-1608.
  5. Hughes, MA ORCID: 0000-0002-0877-5279, Akada, T, Suzuki, T, Ohishi, Y and Hewak, DW 2009, 'Ultrabroad emission from a bismuth doped chalcogenide glass' , Optics Express, 17 (22) , pp. 19345-19355.
  6. Hughes, MA ORCID: 0000-0002-0877-5279, Suzuki, T and Ohishi, Y 2010, 'Towards a high-performance optical gain medium based on bismuth and aluminum co-doped germanate glass' , Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 356 (6-8) , pp. 407-418.
  7. Mizuno, S, Ito, Hiroshi, Hasegawa, Kazuo, Nasu, Hiroyuki, Hughes, MA ORCID: 0000-0002-0877-5279, Suzuki, T and Ohishi, Y 2010, 'The efficiencies of energy transfer from Cr to Nd ions in silicate glasses' , SPIE Proceedings, 7598 , 75980A.
  8. Hughes, MA ORCID: 0000-0002-0877-5279, Homewood, KP, Curry, RJ, Ohno, Y and Mizutani, T 2014, 'Split gate and asymmetric contact carbon nanotube optical devices' , SPIE Proceedings, 8982 , 89820P.
  9. Hughes, MA ORCID: 0000-0002-0877-5279, Rutt, H, Hewak, D and Curry, RJ 2007, 'Spectroscopy of vanadium (III) doped gallium lanthanum sulphide chalcogenide glass' , Applied Physics Letters, 90 , 031108.
  10. Hughes, MA ORCID: 0000-0002-0877-5279, Curry, RJ and Hewak, DW 2008, 'Spectroscopy of titanium-doped gallium lanthanum sulfide glass' , Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 25 (9) , pp. 1458-1465.